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WR&M in the pub 0

Tweet Yesterday we had our monthly RPG pub meeting in the Villa Konthor in Limburg . This time I introduced our regulars to WR&M , my rules-light fantasy roleplaying game. The five players had no trouble creating the characters and they embarked on their first adventure in the Fallen Imperium in no time. The premise of the game was that they player characters have been drafted into the Cemimus…

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Gaming with Kids: Kingmaker Session #1 (Trouble at Oleg’s) 0

Our first session of the 4E adaptation of Paizo’s Kingmaker adventure path involved both play groups altogether which meant 9 players at the table and the second gamemaster acting as my co-DM. Session Summary I started the session off with an explanation of how the characters powers worked since four of the nine players are brand new to 4E D&D, not to mention roleplaying itself. …

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The World of Athas 0

The task of creating a campaign for players is the ultimate challenge for many GMs. World building must be weaved with a plot that will excite and challenge your players. Fortunately for those who want to run 4th Edition D&D, Wizards of the Coast has provided a number of campaign settings that make running a campaign easier. Dark Sun is the newest campaign …

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Doctor Who RPG – Aliens and Creatures Review 0

Analysis of Cubicle 7’s Doctor Who – Adventures in Time and Space continues with the first supplement released in PDF format and soon to be in print, Aliens and Creatures .  The first review can be seen by clicking HERE , I recommend it as a start to get a baseline of how I feel about the system before you dig into this…

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The Role Playing Game Museum… 0

Tweet The idea of a museum dedicated to role playing games sounds intriguing. I had never even considered the idea until I found this website, The Museum of Role Playing Games . The idea, while farfetched, woud be awesome! The collection at this virtual museum is far from extensive, but this is obviously a labor of love and shows great dedication. …

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D&D on Kindle: A call to action 0

A while ago on Twitter I posted up a question: “Hot topic: Would you be interested in Kindle versions of the D&D Core Rules? What if they were auto-updated with errata? Price?”. The responses were overwhelmingly positive. Here’s a sampling of the replies I received. Shaddakim YES, Yes I would. Particularly for my Kindle and especially without needing …

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Fallout: Indianapolis 0

Tweet Recently I wrote about my plans to run several mini-campaigns in the future. The first campaign I am now working on is an Atomic Highway campaign set into the Fallout world. I didn’t want to use neither the Capital Wasteland from Fallout 3 nor the West Coast area from Fallout 1 and 2, so I decided to nuke the hell out of Indianapolis. Why Indianapolis? Basically any …

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Wicked Tinkers: Perfect music for your even vaguely Celtic themed game night 0

I literally stumbled into the Wicked Tinkers last night when an Amazon search gone horribly wrong brought me to them.  They bill themselves as “pioneers of the growing Tribal Celtic movement, the Tinkers have been playing haunting, heart-pounding bagpipes and irresistible tribal drums as a professional touring band since 1995.”.  How had I not heard about them in …

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Adventurer’s Toolbox – Feather Tokens 0

Image by: SoulRider.222 In my first article in the Adventurer’s Toolbox series , I talked about the Immovable Rod, and how it ranked amongst the most useful items in the game. Next up in this series is a group of items, collectively known as Feather Tokens. These oft-overlooked items can be both a lot of fun and super-useful. First, let’s take a look at their entry …

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What about Advanced Feats: Secrets of the Alchemist? A review… 0

Tweet Let me get this out in the clear first. I love the Pathfinder RPG Advanced Players Guide ! (If I like it SO much I should do a proper review of it, but I digress.) A an avid Pathfinder RPG fan I was thrilled to get the book, among all the goodies like new feats, spells, rules for existing races and classes, I must…

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Adam Dray’s old-school D&D actual play & analysis 0

I found Adam Dray’s observations of playing Keep on the Borderlands an interesting read.

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Quick Review: Advanced Feats – Secrets of the Alchemist – 30 new feats & a few character builds for Pathfinder’s Alchemist class 0

Advanced Feats: Secrets of the Alchemist by Sigfried Trent offers an in depth look at the Alchemist class as it’s available in the Advanced Player’s guide.  Trent introduces 30 new feats designed with Alchemists PCs in mind, as well as a discussion on what the Alchemist can do as a class, and several suggested builds. I’ve often toyed with the idea of…

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Free Stuff Friday: Incompetech Graph Paper 0

Tweet It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff Is : Incompetech Graph paper Need some kind of graph paper to draw out your dungeon or just to take notes on? check out Incompetechs website. They have Squares, Triangles, Hexagonal, Circular, Polar, Brick, Asymmetic, and much more for to download in PDF form …

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Return of the Gamer in Japan 0

This year, I have had the honor of returning to the land of fluorescent lights and panty vending machines.  That is right, the Gamer in Japan is back.  I, Shinobicow, have left the US, to yet again, make my Gamer way in the land of the rising Sun, Japan.  If you remember me, which I doubt many…

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Review – Vexing Sands Printable Tiles 0

Vexing Sands is a 16-page pdf that provides printable tiles with a desert theme. Note, however, that there are really only three independent pages of tiles: the rest is cover/credits/table of contents/ads (5 pages), an alternate set of tiles without grid lines (3 pages), suggestions on how to use the tiles (3 pages), and seven scenario suggestions using them…

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Like Zombies? Heard about Aruneus? The official Aruneus shop is open with T-shirts and a $5 off coupon 0

Zombies rise. Heroes die. You are what remains. The world was a large place. The four races, Humans, Elves, Dwarves, and Orcs coexisted with an uneasy peace, but at the least, they were able to share the land and survive. Empires were formed, lives created and destroyed, magic flourished and for a brief time, Humanity strove to master the globe. Then the undead scourge broke the world…

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We have two winners in the Splicers and Fantasy Craft RPG contest 0

Congratulations to Jason Locher and Ogmios (who, like Madonna, only goes by one name, presumably not their own).  Jason picked up a copy of the Splicers RPG and Odmios will be settling down to read Fantasy Craft tonight. We’ll have more contests coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled! Technorati Tags: rpg , contest Troll in the Corner . . Related posts: …

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Come blog at my table… A review of the Open Game Table Anthology volume 2! 0

Tweet As a relative newcomer to blogging (only since February) I can’t say I kept abreast of the blogosphere. Of course I read some blogs but it was not a conscious effort, but since I’ve begun my wonderful foray into this community I’ve discovered great blogs, exciting ideas and made some wonderful friends. I’ve tried to catch up and read some of the blogs out there but…

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You Don’t Always Need A Home Run 0

Tweet Hi there!  This is Zachary Houghton from RPG Blog 2, stepping in for my buddy Michael and his pals at Stargazer’s World.  This seems to be a week for GM advice, so I figure I’d throw another piece out there. When I was in Little League Baseball, the coach always used to tell us, “Don’t go out there and try to hit a home run…

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Fantasy Flight’s Talisman 4th Edition Massive Review – Base Game, Reaper, Frostmarch, Dungeon, and the Highland 0

What started in 1983 as an interesting idea in board games has become one of my all time favorite games to play in that or this century.  I love Talisman (well, all but the 3rd edition).   I’ve played the 1st edition once or twice, owned everything for the 2nd edition and logged hours upon hours of play, but passed on the 3rd edition to keep…

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